What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth – covering the tooth to restore its shape, size, strength and/or to improve its appearance.
The crown, when cemented (glued) into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Dental Crowns

When is a crown needed?

A dental crown may be needed to:

Protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
Restore an already broken/badly decayed tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
Cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left, thus increasing its strength
Cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth to improve its appearance
Hold a dental bridge in place
Cover a dental implant

Are there different type of crowns?

Crowns can be made from different materials:
1. All Ceramic (Porcelain)
2. Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM)
3. All Metal (Gold)

Want to find out more about Dental Crowns ...

You probably have questions. We can answer them and, based on an analysis of your situation, tell you whether a dental crown would be right for you. To have a crown you should have healthy gums and adequate tooth structure to retain the crown.